The Skye High is a wee gem. Ideal for travellers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland.
The Skye High is a wee gem. An ideal tour for travellers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. All the best stuff is packed in: Nessie hunting, ruined castles, stunning lochs, dramatic mountains and the chance to sample the ‘Water of Life’ in a Highland distillery.
We spend 3 days exploring Scotland. We visit Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye.
What Is Included...
Inclusions for 2020 trips are below.
2 nights hostel multi share accommodation
Your legendary local HAGGiS Guide
Highland whisky distillery visit
- Stunningly beautiful Isle of Skye
- Rugged landscape of Glencoe
- Mysterious Loch Ness
- View Glenfinnan Viaduct, popular to all Harry Potter movie fans
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions in place globally, we will not be running any trips in 2021. Get more information on why this decision was made or see below for similar trips being run by our sister brands, Contiki and CostSaver.
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3 Day Itinerary
Skye High 3 day full itinerary breakdown and route map
Edinburgh to Loch Ness
We leave Scotland's capital behind at 8.30am and cross the Forth Road Bridge on our way through Macbeth country to Dunkeld with its mighty Cathedral. We stop at a Highland whisky distillery where you can discover how Scotland’s favourite tipple, the ‘Water of Life’ is made. For those brave enough, there’s even the opportunity to taste a wee dram. Journeying on through Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, we follow the entire length of Loch Ness searching for a glimpse of the legendary beast. Our home for the night is the fantastically homely Morag’s Lodge Hostel, nestled on the shores of Loch Ness. In the summer months take a cruise on the loch and go monster hunting before partying the night away in a Highland pub.
Isle of Skye
Today we travel to the Isle of Skye, also known as the ‘Misty Isle’’ and at the top of the bucket list due to its heart-stopping scenery. This wee island is packed with ruined castles, breathtaking views and faerie stories. Home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans, your Guide will recount Celtic myths and Viking legends from the past millennia. We explore the windswept landscape, stunning coastline and dramatic mountain ranges before returning to the mainland past the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.
Loch Ness to Edinburgh
Leaving the Great Glen, we pass under the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. After viewing the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct – famous in Harry Potter - our route south takes us through the stunning rugged landscape of Glencoe, once used as a backdrop in the James Bond - Skyfall movie and the scene of 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Journey through one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe when we cross the Rannoch Moor, a vast stretch of land that will show you yet again another side of Scotland. We head past Stirling, the scene of some of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. Hear of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce before the Highlands change back to the Lowlands. After an epic three days, we return to Edinburgh at approximately 5.00pm.